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Family Literacy Day (January 27, 2015)

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Family Literacy Day, held annually on January 27, was created to encourage families to engage in literacy-based activities together. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has compiled a list of Canadian books that share in the joys (and struggles) of families of all sizes and combinations, and invite conversation for readers of all ages. Celebrate this year's Family Literacy Day with one of these fine books.

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Happy 200th birthday, Sir John A. Macdonald!

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January 11, 2015 marks what would have been Sir John A. Macdonald's 200th birthday. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Macdonald's family immigrated to Kingston (in Upper Canada) in 1820. A lawyer by trade, Sir John A. Macdonald became known as Canada's Father of Confederation and was the first Prime Minister of Canada. Celebrate his birthday with Pat Hancock's The Kids Book of Canadian Prime Ministers, published by Kids Can Press.

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Rencontre avec Pierre Pratt

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Pierre Pratt Suite à la présentation de l’album sélectionné pour le programme « Un livre à moi! », Des portes dans les airs, nous avons rencontré Pierre Pratt, créateur des magnifiques illustrations qui accompagnent ce récit. Illustrateur remarquable, Pierre Pratt œuvre dans l’édition jeunesse depuis près de trente ans. Tant au Canada qu’à l’étranger, de nombreux prix prestigieux ont jalonné sa carrière, dont trois prix du Gouverneur général. Il a même déjà figuré parmi les finalistes du prix Hans Christian Andersen, ce n’est pas peu dire!

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Books on Human Rights

December 10 is Human Rights Day, as established by the UN General Assembly in 1950. According to a national survey by the Canadian Teachers' Federation and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, teachers across the country are looking for more human rights tools and resources — especially when teaching younger children.

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Great Reads for the Holidays 2014

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) has compiled a list of great Canadian books, for kids of all ages, for the 2014 holiday season. The books featured in this list are starred selections from the Fall 2014 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens.

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Remembrance Day 2014

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At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month... Remembrance Day honours the sacrifices of the men and women of the armed forces who fought for our freedom. Commemorate this November 11th with Canadian children's books. Below is a list of recent WWI-themed books compiled by our library coordinator, Meghan Howe.

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White Ravens 2014

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The White Ravens is an annual catalogue featuring new and notable titles of children's and young adult literature from around the world.

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Halloween Hallo-reads: Ghosts and Vampires and Werewolves, Oh My!

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The following booklist was featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Canadian Children's Book News (get your copy here). Enjoy this selection of creepy tales for Halloween, compiled by CCBC Library Coordinator Meghan Howe.

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Hurricane Hazel: 60th Anniversary

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October 15, 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel. The storm swept from North Carolina to Southern Ontario. Young readers can learn all about Hazel in Rain Tonight: A Story of Hurricane Hazel by Steve Pitt and Heather Collins (illus.), published by Tundra Books.

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October 14: Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Celebrate with these Canadian books about or written by women in STEM.

Find out more about Ada Lovelace and Ada Lovelace Day at FindingAda.com.